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Educational Disadvantage - Socio-economic Status & Education Pt 1 — The Learner's Way

22 October, 2017 - 16:13

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  • The role that education plays in issues of social equity and justice cannot be undervalued. It is acknowledged by the United Nations as a human right, 'Everyone has the right to education’ (United Nations, 1948) and as outlined in the Melbourne Declaration on the Educational Goals for Young Australians 'As a nation Australia values the central role of education in building a democratic, equitable and just society— a society that is prosperous, cohesive and culturally diverse, and that values Australia’s Indigenous cultures as a key part of the nation’s history, present and future.’ (Barr et al, 2008). Such lofty assertions of the importance of education as a right and national value should be sufficient to ensure that all Australians have access to an education of the highest standard with equitable outcomes for all, the reality is that this is not the case. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: status, education, learner, learning, resources, equity

by: Nigel Coutts

Categories: International News

Project Zero Turns 50 — The Learner's Way

15 October, 2017 - 17:51

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  • This year is the fiftieth birthday of Harvard’s Project Zero, a research project designed to explore the nature of thinking and learning and from this suggest pedagogies which align with what we know about the mind. For its birthday celebration Project Zero shared insights from its five decades of research with presentations from Howard Gardner, David Perkins, Shari Tasman, Steve Seidel and Daniel Wilson. The presentations revealed the changing nature of the work of Project Zero from its early days and focus on arts education to its current position as a research organisation with broad interests across education but with a focus on thinking, understanding and the workings of the mind. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: education, teaching, learning, thinking, mind

by: Nigel Coutts

Categories: International News

What if? Reflections from the ACSA Conference — The Learner's Way

8 October, 2017 - 19:03

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  • Last week I spent three days thinking about curriculum and all that it means to teaching and learning thanks to the Australian Curriculum Studies Association’s biannual conference. It was three days of deeply thoughtful conversation and learning with just the right mix of academic research and ideas for grounded practice straight out of innovative classrooms and schools. With keynotes by Alan Reid, Dan Haesler, Bob Lingard, Robert Randall and Jan Owen combined with Masterclasses from some of Australia’s leading educators there was much on offer. The biggest challenge was deciding which workshop you would attend when every session offered such outstanding opportunities. - Nigel Coutts

Tags: education, learning, collaboration, teaching, curriculum

by: Nigel Coutts

Categories: International News
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